Through the BSC Alumni Association/BSC Alumni in the Classroom program, BSC alum and author Tempe O’Kun will be on campus on Thursday, July 19, and will be signing his books in the BSC Library from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. He will also present an exclusive screening of a work-in-progress animation based upon his novel by professional animator Keiron White.
O’Kun is a Bismarck native and the author of several published works, including Sixes Wild: Manifest Destiny, Sixes Wild: the Bluff, and Nordguard: the Card Game as well as dozens of short stories.
After graduating from BSC in 2006, O’Kun earned a bachelor’s degree in English-Creative Writing at UND. While attending UND, he was scouted by Sofawolf Press of Minneapolis — a fantasy, romance, and graphic novel publisher focusing on anthropomorphic animals. O’Kun credits BSC for helping him to gain “a solid foundation for crafting works of fiction in the Internet age.”
O’Kun was recently nominated for the Coyótl Award for Best Adult Novel. O’Kun works as a full-time novelist and game designer. He lives just outside Bismarck on his family’s horse ranch.
Hope to see you on July 19!